Botox injections help treat deep lines on the face. Common treatment areas include between the eyes, the forehead, and around the eyes. Botox helps relax the muscles, allowing for expression lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet to relax and ultimately reducing the appearance of deen lines and wrinkles. This type of anti-aging treatment is popular because it is quick and has no downtown.

Treatment Goals

Botox is administered with the ultimate goal to soften and diminish lines on the face by reducing skin movement in the area. The upper third portion of the face is the most commonly treated area. The upper part of the face is an area patients do not miss having the ability to move. Results vary from patient to patient. Many enjoy the anti-aging benefits of botox injections for several months. Some still have improved skin after movement to treatment areas has returned.

Why Botox? 

A natural part of aging is the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines on the face. Some factors can accelerate the signs of aging, including genetics, sun exposure, toxins in the environment, and skincare routines. Botox helps combat any effects associated with the above causes of accelerated signs of aging. Excessive wrinkles make a person look tired or angry.

Cosmetics help mask the appearance of wrinkles; however, cosmetics are less effective as severe aging signs appear. Botox injections in Glendale help improve the skin’s surface by targeting the wrinkles caused by natural facial expressions. After multiple treatments, wrinkles are softened and reduced over time.

Botox Procedure

Botox is a protein-based chemical fluid used in cosmetic treatments targeting aging signs, including fine lines and deep wrinkles. The aesthetician injects the liquid into facial muscles near target areas, such as between the eyes or the forehead. Once injected, the patient’s muscles experience reduced movement, which helps smooth out existing wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox limits facial activity, which occurs when laughing, frowning, and squinting. All of these actions are common causes of wrinkles.

Receiving Botox treatments usually take about 15 minutes to receive the injections. Treatment time depends on the number of units the patient receives. Because there is no recovery or downtime, Botox injections are easily administered during a lunch break.

Botox Side Effects

There is little recovery after receiving a Botox injection. However, as with any injection, there are side effects patients may experience. The most common side effect is redness and swelling at injection sites. An allergic reaction generally causes significant side effects associated with a Botox injection. Keep an eye on the injection sites and if a severe skin reaction occurs, call the doctor immediately.

Properly taking care of the skin, especially around the treatment area, is the best way to limit adverse side effects. Post-injection care includes keeping skin clean using an adequate at-home skincare regimen. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun and follow all post-treatment care directions given to you at the clinic.

Injection Results

Botox starts working immediately, and many patients experience visible results within two weeks of injection treatment. Some patients do not see results for 30 days. Though effects are temporary, optimal results occur when receiving follow up injections. Depending upon the treatment area, it is best to return for a Botox injection treatment every three to six months.

Long-Term Results

The results may vary from patient to patient. Underlying medical conditions, age, and if the patient smokes affect the long-term results. Repetitive treatments will improve the skin; however, a regular treatment schedule helps maintain improvement and anti-aging progress. The benefits of our injections will last longer after multiple injections have been received. Treatments also last longer with proper sun protection, topical treatment application, and other medicines to stimulate collagen production.

Procedure Consultation

A licensed aesthetician usually performs the injections, and many offer free consultations. The patient’s concerns and questions get answered during the consultation and if Botox is the best treatment plan. Things to discuss during the consultation include pre-existing skin conditions, allergies, fear of needles (if any), desired results, and treatment cost. Ask to see reviews, testimonials, recommendations, certifications, licenses, and before-after photos of their work.

Botox injections help combat signs of aging. Through a series of injections, patients experience more refined lines and softer wrinkles. With continued care of the skin, results from injections last longer, offering patients optimal results. Be sure to stop by our clinic in Glendale or contact us today to determine if Botox injections are the best treatment available for desired results.